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Community Events


Snowy Plover Beach Walk

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Sunday, Dec 16, 9-10:30am
Your inner naturalist will revel in this guided walk exploring the habitat and life cycle of the small, white snowy plovers that make this stretch of beach their winter home. Binoculars provided, or bring your own!
The Beach Walk with the Santa Monica & L.A. Audubon Societies is a free event.
RSVP requested.


Polar Bear Swim

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Saturday, Dec 29, 9-1pm
It's Santa Monica's second annual polar bear swim! Take a plunge in the great Pacific, then warm up in a heated Beach House pool! Celebrate a new tradition with friends and family while enjoying poolside activities including s'mores, warm beverages, games and photos with Pat the Polar Bear. All ages encouraged.
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Beach Walk & Sketch

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Sunday, January 13, 9-11am
Love the beach? Have an eye for detail? Bring your sense of wonder and take to the sands to sketch nature’s offerings on our beautiful stretch of beach. We’ll provide the binoculars, drawing boards, pencils and newsprint, or bring your own easy-to-carry sketching tools. Comfortable clothing and sun protection recommended. The Beach Walk & Sketch with the LA Audubon Society is a free event. Reservations are requested.
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Happy Birthday Marion

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Sunday, January 20, 11am-2pm
Join the Santa Monica Conservancy in celebrating Marion Davies -- silent film actress, famed party hostess and the original Beach House resident. Music, dancing, stories… it's a slice of Gold Coast history come to life! Guests are welcome to come in their favorite Gold Coast era attire or in costume as if attending one of Davies's famed costume parties. Happy Birthday Marion! is a free event. Reservations are recommended. All ages welcome. More details to come! Following the event, at 2pm, there will be a screening of one of Marion's films.
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